Kelvingrove West Court Re-Display


Development Office
220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW
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Kelvingrove West Court Re-Display

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum reopened its doors 10 years ago and since reopening it has welcomed over 12.5 million visitors who come along to enjoy the wonders it has to show.  

The West Court of Kevingrove is the home of many of Kelvingrove's most loved objects.  This includes the Mark 21 Spitfire, built in 1944, which​ is suspended from the ceiling of the West Court.  This innovative display took five teams of experts to complete, now ten years later the Spitfire must be lowered for routine safety checks.  During this time the gallery space below will be closed off to the public, this has given Glasgow Museums the opportunity to redisplay the gallery space and tell some new stories.  

The Re-Display of the West Court 

The re-displayed West Court will examine different eco-zones (distinct areas of the world) and how groups of animals and plants exist.  This will not only help us to enhance the museum’s natural history collection but will allow us to tell new stories giving visitors a better understanding of what lives where and why.

As part of the redisplay Glasgow Museums would like to increase the number of natural history objects on display, this includes adding key objects ranging from a wandering albatross to a chameleon.  

We are asking for donations to support this exciting redisplay.  The extent of the redisplay in the West Court will depend on how much we are able to raise from donors and visitors to the museum.  All donations will be gratefully received and go a long way to help Glasgow Museums create this exciting new space.  ​​​​​​​​​

Ways to Donate

​Online ​You can donate securely online below
​Text ​You can text to donate by texting West Court to 70300
​Post ​You can also make a donation by sending a Cheque,
payable to Glasgow Life

and send to Development Team, Glasgow Life, Floor 5, 220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW

We will be welcoming donations up to
29th January 2016

Due to restrictions in the gallery space, decisions about the format of the final recognition will be determined at the end of the fundraising campaign.  It is likely that supporters will either be recognised on an exhibition thank you panel or be credited digitally. ​ 

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum West Court gallery redisplay has been kindly supported by our Glasgow Museum Patron’s Circle and along with the Friends of Glasgow Museums (charity number SC008995). 
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